Ancestry, Family Education, Ancestor Search and The Internet Surname Database are some websites that provide the national origin of last names. The websites also provide histories and meanings of many surnames.
Ancestry provides a wealth of information on last names. The site identifies nationality and gives a meaning of the last name. Users can also view historical data about people with specific last names, such as immigration detail, average life spans, military documents and census records.
Family Education, Ancestor Search and The Internet Surname Database provide the origins and meanings of surnames. Ancestor Search gives a history of how European last names developed and the meanings of common prefixes and suffixes.